Omenani Ltd Special Gifts

Gertrude Chinegwundoh runs a popular little business selling a variety of specially selected gift items to suit all occasions. Omenani UK Ltd is a London-based wholesaler and retailer of consumer goods, giftware, designer perfumes, jewellery, stationery and party ware. From pretty photo-frames to sparkly tiaras, Gertrude has a good eye and her goods are always affordable and desirable. Gertrude is interested in market and festival opportunities and welcomes enquiries for “that special gift”. Tel: 07984 553609 Email: omenaniukltd@yahoo.co.uk

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Lady Rosalind Presents

Rosalind Henriques has been producing beautiful hand-painted, collaged and decorated cards for many years. She uses high quality card, bought and recycled materials. Her works are full of vibrancy and colour and she often introduces elements of her Afro-Caribbean heritage. Ros is based in Brixton and sells her cards privately and at markets and fairs. They are ideal for birthdays and other life celebrations – or simply to frame. To contact Ros, please: Call: 07950 900409 Email: ladyrosalind@hotmail.co.uk

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Colster Bags

Colette Thomas lives, works and shops in Lambeth. She makes bags from home and in Summer 2016 started to sell them, having previously made them just for friends. Her goal is to produce bags that are durable, eye catching and a ‘must have’ – as seen here with her popular “Lovin’ London” range at the Lambeth Country Show. The brand is Colster and Colette also makes beautifully lined baby bags with bibs and changing mats. Colette tells us that this has been a real labour of love, as a year ago she couldn’t even use a sewing machine! She is completely self […]

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Nkiruka Design Partnership

Nkiruka is a creative fashion, arts and textiles design partnership based in South London. Their work focuses on the textiles, arts and crafts of the African continent and their designs aim to transform and share these ‘textiles and crafts of culture’ whilst at the same time cherishing their history, the artistry of their creators and the stories, traditions and values that they represent.  At Nkiruka, they believe that in order for these fabrics and crafts to live, they must be translated into uses that are suitable for modern lives, new audiences, markets and consumers. The word ‘Nkiruka’ (pronounced ‘N-key-ru-ka’) comes […]

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Urbundant Caribbean Chutneys

Urbundant is a handmade range of small batch Caribbean inspired chilli jams, chutneys and relishes. “I’m Karen, and I grew up spending many a Saturday traversing South London’s urban markets with my mum, looking for the food ‘from back home’. I adore baking, and cooking food of any type; naturally having first watched mum, then later recreating and adapting others’ recipes. I am definitely at my most content when exploring, experiencing and preparing food with or for others. My particular passion & palate is for that of the peppered, picked, pickled, potted and preserved kinds……gosh that’s a bit of a tongue-twister. […]

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Sew Unique

Tohuy Tran selects pretty fabrics and makes simply cut baby, children and all-ages clothing, accessories, toys and other items. Her products are beautifully finished and available on Etsy or at market events around Lambeth. To contact Tohuy: 07443 907231  tohuytran@yahoo.co.uk  @TohuyTran https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheSewUnique

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Sustainable one of a kind children’s clothes ethically handmade in London: Y-Kairos

Snezana Nikolic Y-Kairos makes the most beautiful Upcycled Children’s Clothes and is a member of GLOWS Tulse Hill. A passionate children’s clothes designer with fifteen years background in couture, Snezana studied fashion at Chelsea College in London. After growing up watching her mum seamstress, she was hooked as a child and went on to hone her craft by dressing politician’s wives, celebrities, and making made to measure ladies suits, ball gowns and dresses. After the birth of her son she transferred her love for couture into creating one of a kind childrenswear and setting up her own business Y-Kairos. But […]

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Restoration Brixton: Jewellery

Husband and wife team Tinka and Eric have established a studio called Restoration Brixton at Pop Brixton where they reclaim, restore and bring to former glory artefacts, furniture and jewellery items. For this directory, Tinka’s jewellery is showcased in the gift and fashion pages. She salvages beads, shells and adornments to create timeless pieces of unusual jewellery. Contact: 07947 311501 info@restorationbrixton.com  

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Crystaliving

For jewellery-maker Sophia Samra, Crystaliving is not just jewellery, it is a medicine for the soul. She works with part-recycled copper and other natural materials to intensify and activate the metaphysical, aesthetic and healing properties that each crystal holds. For Sophia, crystals are healing and they hold a certain vibrational resonance. She draws from this deep source when making her simple jewellery. Crystals work on a psychological, physical and spiritual level – a primal mineral form that lies deep within the earth providing nourishment and under-pinning. Plants take up these qualities in their roots, as do creatures and human beings. […]

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109 Ceramics

After thirteen years of working with clay Fawzia Sajedi-Shaker is beginning to understand its nature and to speak its language. As a ceramicist she is constantly looking for new and interesting ways of using the clay. When making something she always takes into consideration the shape the form and if the piece is pleasing to the eye. She has exhibited at Morley College and held open studios. Her beautiful pieces are inspired by Japanese art and organic forms and each one has her own special insignia. They make wonderful gifts and can be displayed as artworks as well as provide […]

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